January 31, 2015

Dueling narratives surround hip hop music mogul ‘Suge’ Knight in deadly run in with law

By Tami Abdollah And Brian Melley THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES _ As Marion “Suge” Knight sat jailed on suspicion of murder, dueling narratives cast him […]
January 30, 2015

Lil Wayne sues mentor ‘Birdman’ record label for $51M, seeking to break away from Cash Money

NEW YORK _ Rapper Lil Wayne has had it with his record label. He’s suing Cash Money Records for $51 million after claiming that it stiffed […]
January 27, 2015

Mark Ronson, Ziggy Marley, Band Perry to mentor emerging acts through Grammy program

NEW YORK _ Mark Ronson is lending his “Uptown Funk” to budding musicians. The Recording Academy and Hyundai announced Tuesday that Ronson will serve as ambassador […]
January 24, 2015

Miss Universe Jamaica in finals set for Sunday

REIGNING Miss Universe Jamaica Kaci Fennell is currently in the throes of the Miss Universe competition in Doral, Miami, with the finals set for Sunday. The […]
January 23, 2015

John Legend ‘ humbled’ to perform tribute set at Sundance premiere of Nina Simone documentary

By Sandy Cohen THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PARK CITY, Utah _ The opening-night documentary at the Sundance Film Festival closed with a superstar concert. After the credits […]
January 23, 2015

RIHANNA WINS T-SHIRT CASE ON APPEAL

LONDON (AP) _ Rihanna has won her court fight over an unauthorized T-shirt. Britain’s Court of Appeal upheld an earlier ruling that fashion retailer Topshop cannot […]
January 22, 2015

Grammy winning R&B group TLC looks to fund final album through Kickstarter campaign

By Jonathan Landrum Jr. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ATLANTA _ Grammy-winning R&B group TLC is depending on fans to fund the release of their final album through […]
January 22, 2015

Since TV’s infancy, blacks have travelled a bumpy road toward fair representation on TV

By Frazier Moore THE ASSOCIATED PRESS More than 60 years ago, a new comedy boasted an all-black cast populating a Harlem community with characters that included […]
January 17, 2015

BOB MARLEY DVD WILL USE FAN FOOTAGE, ANIMATION

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ When the creators of a new Bob Marley concert video found they didn’t have the video to match the audio, they threw […]
January 17, 2015

SNOOP DOGG IS A GRANDFATHER

UNDATED (AP) _ Snoop Dogg is now Grandpa Snoop. His son, Corde Broadus, is a new father to a boy named Zion. Snoop has been posted […]
January 16, 2015

JUDGE REVOKES CHRIS BROWN’S PROBATION

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ A judge has revoked Chris Brown‘s probation. But Brown is being allowed to remain free at least until a March 20 hearing. […]
January 12, 2015

FIVE SHOT DURING CHRIS BROWN APPEARANCE

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) _ Five people have been injured in a shooting at a club in San Jose, California, during a Chris Brown performance. The […]
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